2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Hmmm,where to start....
Chapter 1 - consits of a bloke with a camera asking various Factory Records employees what is going down (no pun intended) and gets repetetive.
Chapter 2 - shows the viewer inside the Factory offices in a sort of floor to floor guide if you like,from the basement up to the boardroom and "that" infamous table!
From the collectors perspective, seeing all those posters,white labels and master tapes scattered all over the floor and knowing they were going straight in the skip was shocking!
Chapter 3 - Shows the rebirth of the former offices into the new Fac251 Nightclub.This footage was readily available from the… Read more
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Unknown Pleasures - Inside Joy Division - Peter Hook
Peter Hook - Unknown Pleasures -Inside joy division, the ultimate, all-encompassing definitive guide into one of the most influential bands of a generation.
Written in the same forthright, tongue in cheek, tell it as it is vein as his previous book "The Hacienda - How Not to Run a Club "Hooky starts this epic tale with stories from his early life to meeting Bernard Sumner at Salford Grammar School, to the formation of the band, from the original recording of An Ideal For Living, the recording of the Unknown Pleasures LP on Factory, right until the untimely death of one of the most charismatic lead singers in the last 40… Read more
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Fac 51 - The Hacienda - How Not To Run A Club - Peter Hook
The Hacienda - several things spring to mind when the name is mentioned - gangsters , guns, drugs, violence , acid house - we've heard it all before ..... Or have we?
Peter Hook, bass player in Joy Division / New Order and co-owner of the Hacienda candidly tells the story of Manchester's most iconic super club from its inception to its closure .
Hooky gives a unique insight into the heady days of club culture in Manchester. From the Ben Kelly design which went five times over budget, to police interference ,monotonous weekly management meetings and the financial nightmare that the Hacienda became… Read more